Welltodo Today: Gymshark Opens US Headquarters, Orangetheory’s Playbook, Olive Oil & Wellness

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Today’s key global wellness news articles from around the world, impacting the industry and influencing the business of wellness.

What is Biophilic Design? This Nature-Based Interiors Trend Promises Wellness

Last September, at the London Design Festival, participants were asked to craft a desk that would fit our current housebound lives. The eponymous studio of British architect and designer Thomas Heatherwick submitted a glass-and-maple-wood structure with undulating legs from which plants sprouted. “Exposure to natural environments…has very tangible improvements to brain functioning,” he said at the time.

Well+Good Launches New Podcast

Season One of ‘The Well+Good Podcast’ is Presented by Plume & PetalNEW YORK, March 17, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Well+Good, a leading wellness media brand known for its journalistic approach and commitment to creating inclusive content accessible to all, today announced the launch of its first-ever podcast, The Well+Good Podcast.

The Gym Group has created ‘£1.8bn in social value’ since 2016 | Leisure Opportunities news

Budget fitness operator The Gym Group has generated £1.8bn in social value since 2016. Pre-pandemic, the company – which operates 186 gyms around the UK – generated £490 in social value per member per year, equivalent to an average of £3m per site.

£1bn unicorn Gymshark opens North American headquarters

Gymshark is one of the most exciting success stories in recent history, having recently been valued as a £1bn company, making it only the second British company to achieve ‘unicorn’ status as well as securing investment from General Atlantic.

Orangetheory is the latest entrant in the digital fitness wars. Its chief brand officer lays out the company’s playbook for standing out from the competition.

Orangetheory Fitness launched a virtual fitness platform so users can livestream classes at home. Today 90% of its studios are open, and 70% of members have returned for in-person classes. Orangetheory classes are harder to replicate at home as they require multiple pieces of equipment. See more stories on Insider’s business page.

Heyday CEO reveals how the company will utilize its $20M Series B round of funding

Chris Kenny, Level 5 Capital Partners Managing Partner and Adam Ross, Heyday CEO & Co-Founder, joins Yahoo Finance’s Alexis Christoforous to discuss the outlook on the skincare industry and Heyday’s business expansion. [MUSIC PLAYING] ALEXIS CHRISTOFOROUS: Welcome back.

We Can’t Talk About Healthy Eating Without Discussing Who Has Access to ‘Healthy’ Foods

And the pandemic is making things worse. According to Feeding America, workers who have service occupations or work in the leisure and hospitality industries-those especially hard-hit by the pandemic-are more likely to be food insecure. The organization projects that 42 million people (including 13 million children) could be food insecure in 2021.

Olive Oil for Daily Drinking | Stylus

US start-up Saint Supply, founded by LA-based osteopath Vicky Vlachonis, has launched its first product; an olive oil designed to be ingested neat, on a daily basis. Called Living Elixir, the product uses organic olives that are hand-picked from ancient trees in the Olympia region of southern Greece.

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